3 days in Northeast Iowa & Pikes Peak Region Itinerary

3 days in Northeast Iowa & Pikes Peak Region Itinerary

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Cedar Falls
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Drive to The Eastern Iowa Airport, Fly to Denver International Airport, Drive to Colorado Springs
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Colorado Springs
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Cedar Falls — 1 day

Cedar Falls is a city in Black Hawk County, Iowa, United States. Start off your visit on the 2nd (Fri): stroll through Hartman Reserve Nature Center, relax in the rural setting at Hansen's Farm Fresh Dairy, and then test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms.

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Des Moines to Cedar Falls is an approximately 2-hour car ride. You can also drive. Traveling from Des Moines in September, expect little chillier with lows of 54°F in Cedar Falls. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Fri) early enough to go by car to Colorado Springs.
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Colorado Springs — 2 nights

Stunning Garden of the Gods Park scenery, blue skies and the glory of Pikes Peak-America’s Mountain have attracted visitors to Colorado Springs for more than a century.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Sat): learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Cheyenne Mountain Zoo, take a memorable drive along Pikes Peak - America's Mountain, and then deepen your understanding at United States Air Force Academy. On the 4th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: see the sights as you ascend with a climbing tour, stroll around Garden of the Gods, and then get in on the family fun at North Pole Colorado Santa’s Workshop.

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The Route module can help you plan travel from Cedar Falls to Colorado Springs. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Cedar Falls to Colorado Springs due to the time zone difference. In September in Colorado Springs, expect temperatures between 79°F during the day and 51°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sun) early enough to fly back home.
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